Everything is going well for Bourg-en-Bresse in the Eurocoupe! Even if they are two games late, the Burgiens, who are making their big European debut this season, occupy second place in Pool A, after their 79-77 victory over the Turks of Bahcesehir Istanbul on Tuesday at Ekinox. A victory after an unbearable suspense! JL led for much of the match, with a maximum lead of nine points in the 22nd minute after two first quarters won 21-19 and 22-16. But the Istanbulites managed to equalize in three minutes (50-50, 25th), and the last quarter of an hour was extremely tight, with no team taking more than four points in advance.. At the start of the last quarter, Istanbul led 58-57, and five minutes from the end, it was Bourg who led 68-67. The two teams took the lead in turn in the money-time, and one minute from the final buzzer, Istanbul was ahead: 77-76. But the Turks will not write any more points in this part. Alen Omic, 27 seconds from the end, put Bourg in front (78-77), then Akpinar missed his shot for Bahcesehir. Three seconds from the buzzer, Aldridge fouled Zachery Peacock, who scored only one of his two free throws, but that was enough for the JL to clinch the victory, Zack Wright snatching the rebound on the last throw of his teammate. This same Zack Wright also finished top scorer of his team, with 17 points, to which must be added 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Next Tuesday, Bourg will have a big test with undefeated leader Badalona, but whatever the result in Catalonia, the Top 16 seems on track for the Ain players.
Burgundy markers: Allen (4), Courby (10), Wright (17), Pelos (14), Peacock (6), Scrubb (4), Omic (9), Andjusic (15)